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The Final Halloween Houdini Seance




The final Halloween Houdini seance was October 31, 1936 (the tenth anniversary of Harry Houdini's death), on the roof of the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood.
This was the greatest attempt to contact a spirit.
Houdini's widow made her final effort to reach her husband, Harry Houdini, after his death, according to an elaborate plan that they had agreed to, that whichever of them died first would try for ten years to get in touch with the other, on the other (living) side. Although Harry Houdini was known as an antagonist to the spiritualists, he seems to have wanted to believe that it was possible for the living and the dead to communicate, but he demanded proof.
Some 300 invited guests formed the outer circle, with 13 scientists, specialists in the occult, reporters, magicians, and spiritual leaders joining Mrs. Houdini in an inner circle.
This documentary recording is narrated by George L. Boston. The voice of Mrs. Harry Houdini is included.


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Reviewer: gl1200phil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2011
Subject: Very Interesting!!
Any Houdini fans should enjoy this. The is a historical event, at least in entertainment. I doubt many would argue that Mr Houdini was the greatest magician. He performed many incredible feats, some of which were feats of strength and agility. He had many close calls as well as being hurt on many occasions. One of his greatest stunts was being manacled hand and foot, then locked in a trunk wrapped with chains. The trunk would be filled with holes, weighted down with a coupled hundred pounds of iron weights then dropped into a river. One time when he did this stunt, I think it was in New York City, it was in the middle of winter, the river was frozen over, so a hole was chopped in the ice. Mr Houdini was dropped into got out of the trunk without any problems. However, he failed to take into consideration, the river's current. He had a hard time finding the hole in the ice to escape certain death in the frigid water. He found some pockets of air trapped beneath the ice. By the time he found the hole again and crawled out of the near freezing water, people couldn't believe it. He had been given up for dead. Of course he wasn't wearing any kind of suit that would keep him warm, just a swimming suit common to the era.

To do the types of stunts Mr Houdini did, you would need to be the perfect specimen of strength and conditioning. I'd have to bet that 90% of average people falling into water close to freezing, will not be capable of even trying to swim. The shock of that cold of water will instantly paralyze even hearty souls. I know, I grew up on a lake and on a couple of occasions experienced it first hand.

The MC does a fantastic job of narrating the show. Well I guess I've really over done commentary. I will put a cork in it. Enjoy the show!


Any Houdini fans should enjoy this. The is a historical event, at least in entertainment. I doubt many would argue that Mr Houdini was the greatest magician. He performed many incredible feats, some of which were feats of strength and agility. He had many close calls as well as being hurt on many occasions. One of his greatest stunts was being manacled hand and foot, then locked in a trunk wrapped with chains. The trunk would be filled with holes, weighted down with a coupled hundred pounds of iron weights then dropped into a river. One time when he did this stunt, I think it was in New York City, it was in the middle of winter, the river was frozen over, so a hole was chopped in the ice. Mr Houdini was dropped into got out of the trunk without any problems. However, he failed to take into consideration, the river's current. He had a hard time finding the hole in the ice to escape certain death in the frigid water. He found some pockets of air trapped beneath the ice. By the time he found the hole again and crawled out of the near freezing water, people couldn't believe it. He had been given up for dead. Of course he wasn't wearing any kind of suit that would keep him warm, just a swimming suit common to the era.

To do the types of stunts Mr Houdini did, you would need to be the perfect specimen of strength and conditioning. I'd have to bet that 90% of average people falling into water close to freezing, will not be capable of even trying to swim. The shock of that cold of water will instantly paralize even hearty souls. I know, I grew up on a lake and on a couple of occasions experienced it first hand.

The MC does a fantastics job of narrating the show. Well I guess I've really over done comentary. I will put a cork in it. Enjoy the show!
Reviewer: splue - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2011
Subject: u dont hafta go thru this rigamarole
jeez u silly wabbits!!










































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